Men’s soccer falls

The Gannon University men’s soccer team didn’t start the 2015 season on the right foot.

The Golden Knights (0-2) fell to Notre Dame (Ohio) 2-0 on Thursday and lost 4-0 to No. 2 University of Charleston on Sunday.

On Thursday, Notre Dame’s Leonardo Paiva scored both goals in the shutout win for the Falcons.

Notre Dame out-shot Gannon 15-3, scoring its first goal on its sixth attempt at the net late in the first half.

Paiva struck in the 39th minute of action, before giving the Falcons some insurance and scoring again with eight minutes left regulation.

Despite the loss, Gannon sophomore Alejandro Ferrero said there were a few good things to take away from the season-opener.

“There were positives that came out of the game and we have a great foundation to build from for the season,” Ferrero said.

On Sunday, Charleston scored the first goal in the first four minutes of action, as Patrick Guier sneaked it past two Gannon defenders.

Gannon was unable to find any momentum on offense, being out-shot 19-1.

The Knights open up PSAC play Friday at home against Bloomsburg at 4:30 p.m